Frank Trentmann & Stephen Parkinson

Has Britain’s official history been distorted? A debate

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Frank Trentmann & Stephen Parkinson
Frank Trentmann is professor of history at Birkbeck, University of London and initiated the historians’ letter. He is the award-winning author of Free Trade Nation and, most recently, Empire of Things. He became a dual citizen in 2018. Stephen Parkinson is a Conservative peer and former Home Office Special adviser.

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